By Travis Martin
Jonah Hill and Rooney Mara are in talks to join Joaquin Phoenix in the biopic “Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot.“ Variety broke the news that the actors are being considered for roles in the Gus Van Sant-directed project. The film will center on renowned but controversial cartoonist John Callahan (Pheonix), who began drawing in order to cope with a car accident that left him paralyzed from the waste down. However, the taboo subjects of his art led to numerous boycotts at newspapers and magazines where his cartoons were published.
It is unknown what roles Hill and Mara will be taking for the film. Hill is currently set to star in another biopic “The Ballad of Richard Jewell“ with Leonardo DiCaprio, along with a Netflix series “Maniac” with Emma Stone. Meanwhile, Mara has already had experience working with Phoenix, playing the titular character in “Mary Magdalene“ opposite to Phoenix’s Jesus. She will also be part of the ensemble in the sci-fi romance-drama “The Discovery,“ the Terrence Malick music drama “Weightless,“ and the pop star drama “Vox Lux.“
Van Sant is writing and directing the film for Iconoclast and Anonymous Content, based of Callahan’s biography by the same name. “Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot” does not have a release date.